About Temporariness…

"Temporary"Taken October 18, 2007 with Canon PowerShot A550
Taken October 18, 2007 with Canon PowerShot A550

I still can’t sleep. I sleep once I fall asleep – it’s the “falling asleep” that seems to still be broken. Oddly, I’m not having any trouble getting up in the morning. I even eat breakfast. Because my kid makes it for me and spoon-feeds me before handing me a cup of coffee and running for her bus. It’s eerily like when I lived at home with my mother. Creepy.

Yesterday was my first “official” day in the capacity of “Duchess of Fracas”. I spent a lot of time reading. I also printed and folded things. Then I got to design and write things, which was fun, and then I printed and folded those things. Later, I ran an errand in the rain, and then I got to go for a car ride! During the car ride, I got to pick up and deliver things. Today, I repeated all of that, but with different things.

I bop from one thing to another all day, which makes the day whiz right by. I haven’t been working on resumes, (This is a “temporary position”… This is a “temporary position”… This is a “temporary position”… ) nor have I been cleaning up that last course for school. To do either, I must stay away from Ruby’s kitchen table, and I don’t like doing that. We’ll have to see how Time-Management works for me next week…

The entire department is temporary, how weird is that!? The girl that’s showing me the ropes turns out to be a would-be novelist. I’ve talked her into registering for “NaNoWriMo”, and we spent our day deep in conversation about what we’re going to write, and singing along to The Rat Pack while we designed and printed and report-filed and car-rided. She knows all the lyrics to “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” (she’s 25-years-old if she’s a day), and for that reason alone, she will be known here as “The Countess of Cool”.

For as long as I’m there, I think I’ll like it. Meantime, I’m wading knee-deep in cat-hair around my cave, so I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow…

Not-So-Random Song for the Day: “Is There a Ghost (I Could Sleep)” – Band of Horses